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Artist Misaki Kawai presents Moja Moja Life: Misaki Kawai for Kids 2020, an indoor playground featuring a display of colourful furry sculptures of dogs and a puppet-making studio. With a love of mimetic word pairings spoken in the Japanese language, such as ‘moja moja’ (hairy), and an interest in children’s creative play and making, Kawai shares her spontaneous and playful approach to creating art with the NGV’s youngest visitors.
Central to the exhibition is Kawai’s larger-than-life, hot pink, faux fur sculpture of a dog named Arty, which is surrounded by a display of other dogs, each sporting colourful coats made from different fluffy materials. Adjacent to the display is a set of theatre booths and a puppet-making activity designed by Kawai. Here, children can make and record performances with a multimedia program and share their creations with friends and family via social media or email.
The NGV warmly thanks Triennial Champions Paula Fox AO & Fox Family Foundation, Major Partner Chadstone – The Fashion Capital and Triennial Lead Supporter Neilson Foundation for their support of Moja Moja Life: Misaki Kawai for Kids.